Open Source

Quick Dictionary to Open<X> Projects in Observability

Do you also find yourself confused by all the Open-this and Open-that names flying around? There are currently a good few Open projects, standards, tools – OpenTelemetry, OpenTracing, OpenCensus, OpenSearch… heck, even my podcast is called OpenObservability! And new Open names seem to be popping up every other day. If you too feel this way, there’s no need. Many feel similarly confused.

logitio Confirms Plans To Support AWS OpenSearch & OpenDashboards

We are excited to inform all of our users that we will be bringing OpenSearch and OpenDashboards onto the platform in the coming months. You may have already been aware that we’ve previously announced our support for the previous iteration of OpenSearch & OpenDashboards known as Open Distro in our response here. Due to our early public support of these oncoming changes you can see our platform cited on the official AWS OpenSearch website.


Why Open Source Histograms Are The Future of Telemetry Monitoring

Latency measurements have become an important part of IT infrastructure and application monitoring. The latencies of a wide variety of events like requests, function calls, garbage collection, disk IO, system-call, CPU scheduling, etc. are of great interest to engineers operating and developing IT systems. But there are a number of technical challenges associated with managing and analyzing latency data.

OpenSearch Is Now Generally Available!

I’m thrilled to say that OpenSearch has reached general availability (GA) with the release of version 1.0. This release represents a significant milestone and noteworthy accomplishment for a new open source initiative that was only launched a few months ago. I vividly remember that moment at the beginning of the year when we all woke up to Elastic’s announcement that it would take Elasticsearch and Kibana off the Apache 2.0 OSS license.

OpenSearch Tutorial: Getting Started with Install and Configuration

OpenSearch is a community response to the recent relicensing of Elasticsearch as a non-Open Source platform. AWS,, and a number of partners have been working for months not only to make this merely compatible with Elasticsearch as a functional replacement, but also seeking to create an independent project roadmap.

vmware tanzu

How to Build a Strong Open Source Community: Best Practices and Lessons Learned

When the VMware Tanzu Community Engagement team assembled three years ago, we did so with the belief that strong, sustainable community engagement is a crucial component of successful open source projects. With a mission of helping to build up and improve communities, we set out to support several VMware-originated open source projects.


Contributing to Open Source

If you’re here you probably know the essence of open source already. To us, open source means more than just open source code – it’s also the ethics and the community feeling that goes along with that. For us it means that the people working on Icinga are more than just who we see in our office – Icinga lives from your ideas and contributions. And we want to invite you to join in on the fun!